Lisa Greer

Meet Lisa Greer

Author, Philanthropist, Fundraising Coach & Nonprofit Changemaker

why saving giving?

As newcomers to the world of charitable giving, Lisa and her husband found themselves frustrated and shocked by the impersonal interactions, scripted engagements and dated methods pervasive in the nonprofit sector.

Accelerating giving and providing opportunities for generations to come, Lisa Greer shows us how to “Save Giving” by providing a clear path to success, supported by data, statistics, and interviews.

With her help and direction, the nonprofit world will see its donors engaged and energized, their organizations sustainable and with increased impact, and a more honest philanthropic culture that will create a larger and more loyal donor pool.

recent tips

2/19/2024

If you're still spending tons of money designing, printing, and sending your annual reports, please stop. Do it digitally and print it out for those few donors who want it on paper. Most donors today want their money to go to programs or to sustain the organization, and they'll resent your spending their donations on printed annual reports that often end up as doorstops.

2/12/2024

Are some of your board members not contributing enough? Try this approach: Provide each board member with a list showing the amount contributed by each member, arranged from highest to lowest. Avoid identifying individual board members on the list, but make sure to identify the recipient of the list. This allows them to see how their contributions compare to others on the board. This method often prompts board members to increase their contributions or consider resigning.

2/5/2024

Yes, fundraisers are often intimidated by donors. But did you know that many donors are intimidated by fundraisers? Donors may not be familiar with concepts such as the 'donor pyramid' or the strategies employed by fundraisers. When encountering something unfamiliar, they're unlikely to inquire further and may simply withdraw their support. Like most people, donors dislike feeling uninformed.

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Accelerating giving and providing opportunities for generations to come. Lisa Greer shows us how to “Save Giving” by providing a clear path to success, supported by data, statistics, and interviews.

With her help and direction, the nonprofit world will see its donors engaged and energized, their organizations sustainable and with increased impact, and a more honest philanthropic culture that will create a larger and more loyal donor pool.

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